Ways of looking at things which broaden our understanding
What Philosophy Ought To Be by Nicholas Maxwell. “The proper task of philosophy is to keep alive awareness of what our most fundamental, important, urgent problems are, what our best attempts are at solving them and, if possible, what needs to be done to improve these attempts.”
“In Praise of Natural Philosophy: A Revolution in Thought and Life” by Nicolas Maxwell. Modern science began as natural philosophy. In the time of Newton, what we call science and philosophy today – the disparate endeavours – formed one mutually interacting, integrated endeavour of natural philosophy: to improve our knowledge and understanding of the universe, and to improve our understanding of ourselves as a part of it. But in the 18th and 19th centuries philosophy and science split apart. It is time to re-unite them.
to Live By In this short essay John
A. van Huizum makes the case that three truths, or elements
of "common sense philosophy," together create a foundation
for wise living.
of Perspectives some wise perspectives or "wise ways
of seeing" with comments by Copthorne
Brief Introduction to the System Perspective by Copthorne
Macdonald includes information about two important books that deal
with systems and the system perspective.
Review of Cliff Havener's book MEANING by Copthorne
Macdonald. Learn more about this highly illuminating book that focuses
on the life-cycle of societal systems.
Resources Related to Systems. This is a list of links to Internet
sites involved with systems some with systems per se, others with
Thinking. Papers and links related to systems thinking.
Great Story. "The 14 billion year epic of Cosmos,
life, and humanity told as a sacred story, glorifying all."